Do robots dream of electronic beats? Algorave and programming as performance

In an interview with Mixmag, Jeff Mills accuses electronic music of being too middle class and far removed from political issues. Giving Pune its first taste of live-coded algorithmic music last month, a bunch of laptop musicians who assembled at TIFA Working Studios begged to differ. Here’s a comprehensive guide to how algorave performers are de-evolutionalising music as its most dexterous and daring practitioners.

 

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